Elastomer Production Bluestar Silicones to Launch Modernisation Project at Its Saint Fons Site
Bluestar Silicones International wants to develop and modernise its elastomer production units, in particular that located on the Saint Fons site (Rhône/France). This will take an investment of 15 Million Euro.
Lyon/France – Apart from capacity building, this project aims primarily to improve productivity and quality of Bluestar Silicones’ elastomers. Innovation and development of new products is at the crux of this investment, to help the company meet the increasingly stringent requirements in the various technical fields such as automobile, aviation and medical. Finally, ergonomics and working conditions of Bluestar Silicones International teams will benefit from the most recent technological advances brought by this investment.
“With this substantial investment on the French Saint Fons site, Bluestar Silicones reiterates its determination to consolidate its co-leadership position in Europe on Heat Cured Elastomer products and to continue development under the best possible conditions of productivity and quality at its Mix and Fix service centres throughout the world,” declares Frédéric Jacquin, CEO of Bluestar Silicones.
“This ensures the elastomer business will continue over the long term on our historic site and will be accompanied by additional research and development and marketing resources to prepare for the future as best we can,” says Mehdi Abbadi, Global Director of this business.